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· February, 2006

Stories about Indonesia from February, 2006

Indonesia: Presidents Day

I'm your huckleberry feels democracy has given a better choice of presidents to Indonesia.

Indonesia: Blog to You

Indonesian blogger Nagasundani asks “What is blog to you?” Some people, he says, write about their own life. His own answer: “For me this blog helps me to develop my...

Indonesia: Mining Politics

Yosef Ardi reflects on the long involvement of U.S. mining company Freeport McMoran in Indonesian politics. Freeport, which operated a massive mine — the largest copper and gold mine in...

Indonesia: Tattoo Culture

IndCoup discusses tattoo culture in Indonesia. He explains: “The revival owed much to the popularity in Indonesia during the mid 1990s of US rock bands the Red Hot Chili Peppers...

Indonesia: Terrorist Blogger

A. Fatih Syuhud asks: “Are you the terrorist blogger?” He writes: “Blogging should be made use for advocating peace at heart and mind, not only for the sake of blogging...

Japan, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand: Globalization Mini-Stories

Cafe Salemba has two mini-stories of globalization, both in-flight: one involving an encounter on an American on a plane who works for a Japanese company and another about Japan Airlines...

Indonesia: Model Returns

Indonesian model and blogger Tiara Lestari, who controversially posed for a European edition of Playboy and who now lives in Singapore, is returning to Indonesia for a photo shoot. She...

Indonesia: Electric Growth

Sarapan Ekonomi critiques John Perkins, author of Confessions of an Economic Hitman: “His self declared crime — inflating the forecast of electrical demand to force Indonesia into bankruptcy — has...

Indonesia: Blog aggregators, President's new site and Prophet Muhammad Cartoon

GVO, Indonesia post about Indonesian Blog aggregators, Indonesian President's new site and Prophet Muhammad Cartoon

Indonesia: Begging, the Question

The Lucretius Plan, which is setting up an NGO in Flores, Indonesia, struggles over writing an email asking for donations from family and friends. “I find it hard asking people...

Indonesia: Thoughts on Nationalism

Once Upon a Weblog wonders what nationalism means for Indonesians, and worries whether the elite has hijacked it: “To them nationalism has revolved into an instrument for manufacturing consent in...

Indonesia: Aceh Canings

Indonesia Matters talks about public canings in Aceh, which have been permitted as a result of the autonomous province's application of Islamic law.

Indonesia: Judging Kalla

Jakartass tries to figure out Indonesia's vice-president Josef Kalla.

Indonesia: Simulating TV Reality

Inspired by an Economist article about how the U.S. military hires Hollywood production companies to make their combat training simulations more realistic, Indonesia Anonymus guesses what would happen if the...

Indonesia: Education or Infrastructure

Cafe Salemba reconstructs a debate between one of the posters and a “gorgeous lady” regarding which factor plays the most important role in growth: education or infrastructure?

Indonesia: The Curse of Plenty

Once upon a Weblog reflects on Indonesia's tragic abundance: “The country practically has everything necessary to develop into a successful nation: copper, tin, gold, forests, minerals, and oil–the black gold....

Indonesia: Paying for Journalism

On Indonesia's Press Day, Yosef Ardi wonders who will pay for good journalism.

Indonesia: Friendster and Islamic Affiliation

Indonesia Matters searches Friendster to find out with which local Islamic movement most Indonesian youth online affiliate themselves. His conclusion: the most popular Islamic party among the hip, connected, urban...

Indonesia: Creeping Islamic Law

Indonesia Matters worries about Islamic-law-based ordinances that are being passed at the regional level across Indonesia.

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